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 Last update:  11/22/2011       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Chavez Jr: I Won't Sacrifice Myself To Help Canelo Win
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By Miguel Rivera

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has refused to entertain Saul "Canleo" Alvarez's request for a catch-weight of 156-pounds. Alvarez's promoter, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, will only make the fight if Chavez agrees to a catch-weight of 156.

Chavez's promoter, Top Rank, offered a catch-weight of 158, although Chavez's trainer Freddie Roach told BoxingScene.com that he prefers the full limit of 160-pounds. Chavez believes Golden Boy and Canelo's handlers are doing everything possible to prevent the fight from happening by taking a hard line with the catch-weight.

"I can not get down to 156 pounds. My body will not allow me to make that weight and I will not sacrifice myself for [Golden Boy] and give Canelo an advantage in the fight. I'm not afraid of the fight, it's what we want," said chavez Jr.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Saul Alvarez , Alvarez-Chavez , Alvarez vs Chavez


 

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comment by Fetta, on 07-17-2013
And now canelo is in the 2nd biggest fight of the past decade and chavez is fighting crap, off a suspension for weed, and looking like he gave Joey Chestnut a run in a hot dog eating contest. Sad but always said he was a garbage fighter living off daddys name

comment by ElMeroChingon, on 07-17-2013
Cesar "El DInero De Vaca" Chavez said he couldnt make the weight, so they didn't make the fight, whats teh dealz brah?

comment by Light_Speed, on 07-17-2013
Where are the Floyd haters? Don't duck this thread LOL. Canelo asked to fight Chavez 4 lbs under the limit while Floyd is only asking for 2 lbs.

comment by hhs661, on 07-17-2013
Canelo wants a catchweight? No way. Don't tell me he's the new catchweight king now

comment by Biolink, on 07-17-2013
Drainelo. It's widely known in the boxing world that Chavez Jr has ass work ethic and is a el gordo.

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